Statistics From The California Highway Patrol





Statewide Report of Persons Killed in Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions

January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997

(These figures are approximations & come from the SWITRS database.)

                                        97 vs 96        97 vs 95
                                        Change          Change 
              1997    1996    1995      No.     %       No.     %
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Statewide:     3479    3972    4165     -511  -12.4    -584   -16.5


January 1, 1998 to July 7, 1998

                                      98 vs 97      98 vs 96
                                         Change        Change 
           1998   1997    1996      No.     %     No.     %
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Statewide:      1569   1881    2104     -312  -16.6   -535  -25.4    

The bottom line? Fewer people have died in vehicle collisions this year than in the last two years (up to this date).


Vehicle Theft Statistics

January 1 through August 31st, 1997

Type                     1997        1996        %
                        Thefts      Thefts     Change
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Automobiles             93,841     102,873    -  8.8
Motorcycles              3,720       3,652    +  1.9
Personal Trucks         44,448      45,673    -  2.7
Commercial Trucks        1,193       1,052    + 13.4
Commercial Trailers      1,230       1,090    + 12.8
Recreational Vehicles    1,035         953    +  8.6
Trailers                 1,639       1,866    -  2.2
Others*                    505         524    -  3.6
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TOTAL                  147,611     157,683    -  6.4


*Others include Special Construction vehicles, Mopeds, etc.


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